Marketing Renewable Energy Consultancy in Trinidad & Tobago

Renewable Energy (RE) is once again at the forefront both locally and internationally with the recent display of two opposing views, one by the Prime Minster of Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) versus another by the President of the United States of America (USA). The T&T Prime Minister, following his return from RE and Energy Efficiency…

Market Acceptance Challenges for Alternative Energy Projects in T&T

Alternative energy is high on the policy agenda in countries around the world and most governments have set ambitious targets and have implemented support schemes aimed at facilitating market acceptance. The same is true here in the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, with the Government’s announcement in its 2016 fiscal budget of its intention…

Jamaica’s First Utility-Scale Solar PV Farm

In 2013, WBR Enterprises Inc. was selected by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) via a competitive bidding process to develop a 20 Megawatts (MW) solar farm – the island’s first utility-scale solar project. The project was the third lowest bid received, in response to the OUR’s request to supply 115 MW of renewable generation, with a proposed price…

Island Energy Snapshots – the Caribbean

The Islands of the Caribbean are known to have some of the highest electricity rates in the world, with the exception of only a few. This is primarily because more than 95 percent of their energy consumption is derived from imported petroleum products. The U.S. Department of Energy and its partners, through the Energy Transition…

Jamaica Surpasses 100 MW of Wind Power

Two spanking new wind farms (Wigton III and BMR) were recently commissioned onto the Jamaican electricity grid! With a combined capacity of 60 megawatts (MW) this pushes the paradise Island beyond the 100 MW mark, now having total installed capacity of 102 MW. The Wigton III Wind FarmWigton III is a 24 MW wind farm owned and…

OUR Respond to XenogyRE on 37 MW Project Selection

May 25, 2016 Mr. Courtney Powell Founder & Chief in Editor XenogyRE Renewable Energy Blog Please see O.U.R.’s responses to your correspondence requesting clarification: 1. On the 27th of January 2016 the OUR reported to have received a total of 17 bids in a media release titled: “OUR GETS 17 RENEWABLE ENERGY BIDS”. However, in…

XenogyRE Writes to the OUR on 37MW Project Selection

Director, Consumer & Public Affairs Office of Utilities Regulation 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, 3rdFloor PCJ Resource Center Dear Mrs. Grinam Nicholson, Firstly, we would like to congratulate your organization for having successfully completed the most recent round of the initial request for 115 MW of renewable generating capacity. Secondly, we would like to query…

WattsOn: Net-billing Resumes in Jamaica

As of today (April 11, 2016) renewable energy enthusiasts in Jamaica will again be able to apply for licences to sell their excess electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). Dr Andrew Wheatley, the new Minister